Abstract

In this Letter we report on room temperature continuous wave laser operation in the red (639 nm, P03F32) and orange (604 nm, P03H36) spectral regions of Pr3+-doped LiYF4 planar waveguides fabricated by liquid phase epitaxy. Output powers of 25 and 12 mW and slope efficiencies of 5% and 6% were achieved at 639 and 604 nm, respectively, by pumping with an optically pumped semiconductor laser operating at 479.2 nm.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (1)

J. Hulliger, P. Rogin, and R. Burkhalter, Laser Phys. 8, 764 (1998).

Mater. Res. Bull. (1)

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Opt. Lett. (5)

Opt. Mater. Express (1)

Proc. SPIE (1)

U. Steegmüller, M. Kühnelt, H. Unold, T. Schwarz, R. Schulz, K. Auen, C. Walter, and M. Schmitt, Proc. SPIE 7001, 70010D1 (2008).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Room temperature fluorescence spectra of a 6 mm 0.26% Pr:YLF bulk crystal and a 90 μm (50 +40μm) LiY0.885Gd0.05Lu0.05Pr0.015F4 epitaxial layer.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Laser setup. MO, microscope objective; IC, input coupler; OC, output coupler; F, filter.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Photograph of the LiY0.935Gd0.05Pr0.015F4 planar waveguide setup during laser operation.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Red (P03F32) and (b) orange (P03H63) laser curves obtained with the LiY0.935Gd0.05Pr0.015F4 planar waveguide.

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